Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology announces Fulcrum Grant Recipients
The annual awards from the FDLT make higher-level education more accessible to dental laboratory technicians.
The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (The Foundation or FDLT), is proud to announce the five winners of the 2014 Fulcrum Grant – Maria Caro of Sunrise, Florida, Chris Roman of Washington, Pennsylvania, Valerie Kalscheur of Poynette, Wisconsin, Betty Zoller of Waterloo, Indiana, and Rosaleen Marion of Vestal, New York.
The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology created this grant in order to support the Foundation’s purpose by making higher-level education more accessible to dental lab technicians. Up to $2,500 of grant funds will be awarded to each recipient in order to supplement expenses relating to an approved continuing education program to be attended in 2015.
In considering grant recipients, the Foundation considered the programs that the applicant wants to attend and by which body it was approved through. In order for a program to be considered eligible for Fulcrum Grant funds, it must be approved by NBC, ADA CERP, or AGD.
This brand new, competitive, grant selection process awards winners based on submitted materials that include planned usage of funds, and a contingency that the recipient must provide the Foundation with testimonial (web video submissions or written) about receiving the grant, attending the course, and how this experience effected their DLT career.
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Grant recipients may re-apply in future years, as long as a report detailing use/impact of the grant funds is provided with the application. Those interested in applying for the 2015 grants can apply online at dentallabfoundation.org/resources/fulcrum-grant/. They encourage all those who qualify to take the time to use this opportunity to advance their education.
FDLT relies heavily on donations from individuals as well as companies to fund the scholarship and grant programs. Donations are accepted throughout the year. To support the Foundation, visit nadl.org/dltf/donate-online.cfm.